In film and television productions,trafficking
in people is often portrayed on-screen as involving a process of using physical force, fraud, deception
, or other forms or coercion
to obtain, recruit, harbour, and transport people.
Human trafficking is the commercial trade
") of human beings
, who are subjected to involuntary acts such as begging
, sexual exploitation (eg. prostitution
and forced marriage
), or unfree labour
(eg. involuntary servitude
or working in sweatshops
It has been an increasingly popular subject for filmmakers in recent years, as demonstrated by films such as Amistad and Ride with the Devil. As well, popular crime series such as CSI: Miami have had shows which revolve around the human trafficking of young women, who are forced to work as prostitutes. Filmmakers and television shows use these trafficking-themed movies to educate the public about the injustices of slavery.